Dawes & Conor Oberst Cover Each Other’s Songs

Hear Dawes' take on "Easy/Lucky/Free" and Conor Oberst's "Million Dollar Bill" rendition.

By Scott Bernstein Sep 17, 2021 9:13 am PDT

Dawes covered the Conor Oberst-penned Bright Eyes track “Easy/Lucky/Free” while Oberst took on Dawes’ “Million Dollar Bill” for a limited edition vinyl single released on Record Store Day in 2014. Today, the covers are finally available on digital streaming services as part of Dawes’ From The Bullpen series.

“We have so many musical artifacts that are just sitting around from these last 12 years that we figured it’s time they started getting shared,” Dawes wrote in announcing From The Bullpen. “Could be singles, could be a few songs, could be whole collections.”

“As far as I’m concerned, between Bright Eyes and his solo records, Conor Oberst is one of the greatest songwriters that has played the game,” stated Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith. “I remember hearing ‘Fevers’ and ‘Mirrors’ when I was 16 and feeling my sense of song permanently rewired. So it was a big deal for me when went on tour with Conor as the opening act as well as his band. To celebrate our worlds coming together we decided to cover one of each other’s tunes and release it as a limited 7 inch. We tried our best to make ‘Easy/Lucky/Free’ sound like a Dawes song and Conor did the same thing to ‘Million Dollar Bill.’ Happy to bring these recordings back to life.”

Hear Dawes and Conor Oberst cover each other’s songs below:

Dawes – Easy/Lucky/Free

Conor Oberst – Million Dollar Bill

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